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Did You Catch Russell Westbrooks Air Jordan 30 PE Sneakers Last Night

 

Did you catch last night’s game between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder? If you happened to watch the game you were in for a treat as Stephen Curry once again proved why he will go down as one of the best shooters in the history of the NBA. Not only did he break his own record for most 3-pointers in a season, his game winning 3-pointed during overtime also tied the record for most 3-pointers in a game (12). Enough about Curry though, if you’re into sneakers as much as we are, you also probably noticed the shoes that were on Russell Westbrook’s feet, a never before seen version of an Air Jordan 30 PE. The shoe was done up in a black and white motif accented by the orange hits placed throughout the shoe including the Jumpman on the toe, laces and XXX branding on the heel. What did you think of Westbrook’s choice of footwear? Hot or not? Let us know in the comments below.

via: sneakerreporter


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Air Jordan 5 Low Fire Red Releasing In Mid-March

Just like with the Air Jordan 1, it looks like original colorways of the high-top Air Jordan 5 are now going to appear on the low-top version. You’ve seen “Royal”, “Bred”, “Chicago”, and “Shadow” on the Air Jordan 1 Low, and now it’s time for “Fire Red” on the Air Jordan 5 Low. The classic OG colorway that you know and love has dropped the top for this upcoming release, that you can look forward to hitting retail on March 12, 2016. Get a good look at the Air Jordan 5 “Fire Red” here, and if you just can’t wait until next month, pick up a pair on eBay right now.

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Less Than A Week Before You Can Scoop Up The Air Jordan 2 Wing It

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The Jordan Brand releases keep on coming and right before you know it you’ll be able to get your hands on a brand new retro. With the Air Jordan 12 The Master doing well (in terms of sales), the Air Jordan 2 Wing It looks to follow suit when it releases next weekend.

Also a part of the Air Jordan Retro Poster Collection, this Air Jordan 2 pays tribute to a Jordan Brand ad campaign that released at the same time as the first Air Jordan 2 did in 1986. The shoe comes in a white textured leather upper offset by the hits of black and dark grey placed all over the shoe. Without a doubt the most noticeable feature on the shoe is the “WING IT” branding placed on the heel of the shoe which is the same phrase found on the poster that shoe pays tribute to. Set to release March 5th for $190, is this a must cop?

For more information on this Air Jordan 2 Wing It, be sure to visit our hub page that has everything you’re looking for regarding this release.

via: Sneaker Politics


Author’s Take

Although it’s not an OG colorway, I have a feeling the shoe is going to do well. It may not see out instantly, but it will in due time.


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Gio Gonzalez Of The Washinton Nationals Shows Off His Air Jordan 4 Bred PE Cleats

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It’s not unusual to see someone wearing a fresh pair of Air Jordan 4 Breds, but what about seeing someone with a pair of Air Jordan 4 Bred baseball cleats? With Spring Training already in session, Gio Gonzalez of the Washinton Nationals decided to bring out a Jordan Player Exclusive pair to get ready for the upcoming season.

The Air Jordan 4 Bred PE cleats come dressed in a black leather upper paired up with red accents all over the shoe. A white midsole sort of gives the shoe an Air Jordan 11 Bred vibe, don’t you think? For all of you baseball players out there, would you play in these? Let us know in the comments below.

via: giogonzalez47


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Jordan Eclipse Goes Gamma Green


The Jordan Eclipse was the Jumpman’s answer to parent company Nike’s Roshe Run. The silhouette featured a simple yet sleek design complete with a bolstered breathable mesh while the outsole ditched any association to the Jordan signature line to differentiate itself from the likes of the Jordan Future and Jordan Horizon. By all accounts, Jordan Brand’s forray off the court and into the lifestyle market has been a successful one. Now the Eclipse is back with a grade school exclusive featuring the attention grabbing “Gamma Green” shade. The electric green wraps around the mesh upper while a “Cyber” green shade hits the lining for a unique twist. Rock City Kicks has the pair for you for only $85.



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Jordan Brand Brings Reptile Skin And Pony Hair To The Air Jordan 4 Pinnacle

You’ve been seeing previews for months now, but the most luxurious Air Jordan 4 ever is finally about to drop. First seen on the Air Jordan 1, the ‘Pinnacle’ treatment is now handed over to the Air Jordan 4 silhouette for this impressive execution featuring reptile embossed leather and pony hair on the tonal black upper with a solid white outsole for contrast. Still need help deciding if the high price tag will be worth it to you? Get another look here, and keep in mind if you’re a size 9 you can grab a pair at #TeamEarly pricing right now from Stadium Goods.

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More Images Of The Air Jordan 4 PRM Snakeskin

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Ever since December of last year, there’s been images surfacing suggesting that a premium version of the Air Jordan 4 was in the works. Last month, we got our first good look at what is currently being called the Air Jordan 4 PRM Snakeskin, and today we get a brand new set of pictures of the same shoe that once again suggests that this exotic version of the Air Jordan 4 is in fact going to release.

Said to be a part of a future Pinnacle collection, the new pictures show the shoe’s upper coming in a python upper composed out of snake-textured cream leather overlays. The tongue and lining of the shoe come in a cream colored leather, while the side panels (where the netting is usually placed) along with the lower part of the tongue come dressed using a perforated leather. Metal hits are placed on the eyelets and heel, while cream colored laced, embossed branding on the tongue and a white sole unit complete the look of the shoe. No release date yet. Are you looking forward to picking up a pair? Sound off down low.

via: realchickenwop


Author’s Take

I am not looking forward to picking up a pair. I like premium built sneakers, but not when they are as extravagant as the ones you see above. A little bit too over the top for me.


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This Years Air Jordan 11 Space Jam Will Be The Epitome Of The OG Version

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I know for a fact that the majority of us were hyped to hear that Jordan Brand is planning on releasing the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam this year. To many, the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam is considered their grails and they can’ wait to get their hands on a fresh new pair. Beginning yesterday, rumors began surfacing that this year’s Air Jordan 11 Space Jam will not look exactly like the version from the past.  Earlier today, Twitter user @_PO2345 let the world know that this year’s version will happen to be the Jordan PE version.

What is the Jordan PE version? Well for those who may not know, the original Space Jam pair featured purple (concord) colored Jumpman branding on the shoe. So in reality, the original Air Jordan 11 Space Jam came with a purple Jumpman instead of a Royal Blue one.

If this ends up being the case, I’m curious to see how people are going to perceive this release. Will they like it more than the Royal pair? What do you think? Is this the “real” Air Jordan 11 Space Jam to you? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Expected to release sometime in December, be sure to check our Air Jordan 11 Space Jam hub page for all the up-to-the-minute news and info regarding this release.

via: @_PO2345


Author’s Take

Initially, I was a bit bothered that the Royal Blue Jumpman was replaced by the Purple one, but now that I’ve had time to think about it, it’s kind of cool that Jordan Brand is giving us the OG PE version of the shoe.


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The Air Jordan 12 OVO White Will Release During The Summer

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Jordan Brand is not playing around this year, at all. In a matter of days we found out that Jordan Brand is bringing back the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam, Air Jordan 3 True Blue with Nike branding and now we got word that they all plan on releasing the long awaited Air Jordan 12 OVO White!

First unveiled way back in 2014, the white version of the Air Jordan 12 OVO has been a shoe that many people have wanted, but Jordan Brand never pulled the trigger on. They’ve suddenly had a change of heart as @_PO2345 is reporting that the shoe you see above will be the next collaboration between Drake and Jordan Brand. Said to be releasing sometime in the Summer, we still don’t have a concrete release date for the shoe. Is this a must cop? Let us know in the comments below.

via: @_PO2345


Author’s Take

This one’s going to be a problem. Drake x Jordan Brand releases are always a hit, but this is by far my favorite collaboration between the two. Looking forward to this release.


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Air Jordan 2 Wing It Is Available Early

It has already been a great year for the Air Jordan 2, with both the “Alternate” and Don C colorways being well-received among sneakerheads. Although the latter may have been difficult to cop, the latest colorway of the sneaker may be a good alternative if you are looking for that luxurious look at a cheaper price. Inspired by the famous “Wing It” poster, this release features a predominantly white upper, with black accents that provide an old-school look which perfectly embodies the feeling of the original poster. A faux-croc upper gives the sneaker an upscale look, which has been proven successful on the Don C collab. While this particular version may not officially release until March, it is available early right now via Stadium Goods.



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Air Jordan 4 Dunk From Above

Release Date: March 19th, 2016
Price: $190

The Air Jordan 4 Dunk From Above is set to be a part of the upcoming Jordan Brand Dunk From Above collection that also includes the Air Jordan 5 Low Dunk From Above. This collection is said to be inspired by Michael Jordan’s relentess ability to take flight, soar in the air and throw it down on his opponents.

Coming with a few features we’re not used to seeing on the Air Jordan 4, the shoe is constructed out of a navy blue leather upper offset by the bold hits of Gold Yellow placed on the lining, eyelets and Jordan branding placed on the tongue. Additional features on the shoe include the include the gum bottom outsole paired up with the white midsole. Additional white hits can be seen on the Jumpman on the heel as well as in the netting placed on the side panels and vamp of the shoe.

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Author’s Take

Juan Carrillo (News): As a die-hard Indiana Pacers fan, I’m really looking forward to this release. I just wished that Jordan Brand would have opted to used a tumbled leather for the upper. I’d like to say that this is a must cop, but I may just have to see them in person before I drop $190 on them.

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Up Next For The Air Jordan XXX Is This University Blue Colorway

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Previously believed to be a Marquette PE colorway, this new colorway of the Air Jordan XXX will actually be arriving at retailers.

Dubbed the University Blue colorway, this new Air Jordan XXX comes dressed in a combination of White, Black and University Blue. White can be seen covering most of the upper while Black makes an appearance on the tongue, inner liner, and ankle. Pops of color have then been added with University Blue detailing on the toe and the heel. A white midsole and icy blue translucent outsole wrap things up on the University Blue colorway of the Air Jordan XXX that is scheduled to release on March 5th for a retail price of $200.

via: Nike


Author’s Take

The hits of University Blue make this colorway look too much like a college PE version. I don’t think this is a good colorway for Jordan Brand to release if their trying to make people like the silhouette.


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Another Look At The Air Jordan 5 Low GS White/Metallic Silver

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The Air Jordan 5 Low is on a roll this year as we’ve already seen a handful of colorways release for men as well as a special GS-exclusive pair that dropped during All Star Weekend.

You didn’t think that was it though, right? Nope. Jordan Brand has much more planned for the low-top version of the Air Jordan 5 in 2016 with one of the next colorways to release being this White and Wolf Grey pair that will also be exclusive to the smaller-footed crowd. This pair resembles the White/Metallic Silver pair that released last year with only a few minor differences.

Scheduled to release on March 26th, how many ladies plan on scooping up a pair?

via: Finish Line


Author?s Take

So the ladies are pretty much getting the same release as last year but just making it a low-top instead of a mid? Not sure how they feel about it but I feel that these will sit on shelves for a long time.


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Air Jordan 12 French Blue (2016)

Release Date: March 26, 2016
Price: $190 (Suggested)

The Air Jordan 12 French Blue may not be an OG colorway, but many adore it more than classic iterations of the silhouette. Last seen in 2004, the popular finish is finally scheduled to receive its first retro treatment after twelve years, as the model celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016.

Maintaining its distinctive palette overall, the silhouette is comprised of White tumbled leather, while French Blue overlays are prominent on its forefoot, outsole unit and rear portion. Metallic Silver accents provided by the top eyelets, Black Jumpman branding on the tongue and subtle Grey panels on the sides consist as notable contrasting elements.

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Authors’ Takes:

Renz Ofiaza, News: One of my favorite colorways on the silhouette, aside from the Red/White iteration. There?s no doubt that these will be sought after heavily. It?s going to be a pair that I’ll consider purchasing for 2016.

Juan Carrillo, News: I?m not a huge fan of the 12s, but I?m real happy to see this colorway making a comeback after all these years. The white and blue work great on this shoe, which is what this may have to be my first 12 purchase, ever.


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Top 10 Air Jordan 12 Colorways

The Air Jordan 12 has a big 2016 in front of it. After a brief cameo in 2015 with a collab that nobody saw coming, there are a handful of 12s are already scheduled to drop with the possibility more to be revealed in the coming weeks. It might not engage the sneaker community like the news of a classic Air Jordan 3 or Air Jordan 11 coming back, but that’s quite all right with fans of the 12; they don’t following in the shadow of a legend because they’ve been doing it for years and it’s worked out quite nicely for them.

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After the breakthrough hit that was the Air Jordan 11, arguably the most famous sneaker ever made, the Air Jordan 12 had a lot to live up to. It’s a Jordan of many firsts, including the first pair to use Zoom Air and the first to launch under Brand Jordan. It might not have the mainstream appeal as the shiny patent leather 11s, but it had an identity that was maybe best exemplified by a pair of ads – the commercial below and The Master poster – that featured an older, wiser Jordan. He might not be able to fly like it once did, but he could still kick your ass. And those shoes? Yeah, they’ll kick your ass too.

With this weekend’s release of the Air Jordan 12 The Master poised to continue that legacy, let’s take a look back at our picks of the Top 10 Air Jordan 12 colorways. Don’t forget to follow our Air Jordan 12 The Master launch page for more release information, images and videos while you’re checking this out.

Air Jordan 12 Flint Grey

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The Flint Grey kicks off our list with a no-frills, no-gimmicks needed colorway. It’s a recurring theme with the 12; the design is strong enough that it doesn’t need bright, shiny colorways to get people to notice. First released in 2004, a retro of these would be greatly appreciated at some point.

Air Jordan 12 Rising Sun

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The almost tonal opposite of The Master colorway cracks the top 10 mostly on seniority, but also because it’s a good colorway of the 12 in its own right. The only problem is that when Jordan decided to release the Rising Sun colorway, they were originally going to do so with a white and red insole that replicated the design of the actual Rising Sun flag, which is considered offensive especially in China and South Korea because they represent Japanese imperialism, particularly during World War II. Yeah, best to downplay that aspect of the 12’s design, guys.

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Originally meant to be a Washington Wizards-themed pair for Michael Jordan, all of the copper accents were replaced with grey and red when it became clear MJ wasn’t going to suit up for the Wiz again. A non-OG colorway that first dropped in 2004, the Air Jordan 12 French Blue was worn by the likes of Richard Hamilton, Ray Allen and one Kobe Bryant. That’s right, prior to the Black Mamba being a full-time Nike guy, he managed to sneak in a Jordan retro or two during the 2003-04 season, including the French Blue 12s. It’s coming back this year (check out our Air Jordan 12 French Blue launch page for more information) so you can bet there’s going to be a lot of people who cop that remember it more for Kobe (or even John Wall) than for MJ. Oh, that’s a gloriously funny thing to me…

Air Jordan 12 UNC/’Melo

Air Jordan 12 UNC I vaguely remember the Air Jordan 12 UNC dropping in women’s sizes and yearning for a men’s version. Only years later would I find out that a Carmelo Anthony PE version would actually become available but only in limited quantities. With a color blocking that is reminiscent of the classic Team Jordan 1 UNC (which is to say minimal as all hell), I could write a Sneaker Grails post about all of the great player exclusive 12s that have been made through the years. Hey, wait a minute…

Air Jordan 12 Taxi

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The Taxi might be the most popular version of the Air Jordan 12. That isn’t a surprise considering MJ wore it all throughout the 1996-97 NBA regular season, which also happened to be the league’s 50th anniversary, so we definitely have plenty of pics of the Taxi that year. The Taxi has received the retro treatment a handful of times in both its original and low-cut form so its versatility is well-documented as well. It mostly recently came back a few years ago in 2013, but don’t be surprised if it makes another go-around to go along with all of the other 12s that are dropping this year.

Air Jordan 12 Cherry

Air Jordan 12 Cherry Another Air Jordan 12 that is also rumored to come back in 2016 is the Air Jordan 12 Cherry or White/Varsity Red. With its bright red hues, it’s another pair that His Airness wore frequently during the regular season. However, it might as well be called the “Iverson 12s” because these were the kicks that MJ wore when he got crossed up by a young rookie guard from the Philadelphia 76ers who was creating his own sneaker legacy.

Air Jordan 12 Obsidian

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The Air Jordan 12 Obsidian stood out from the pack of Air Jordans, especially in the ’90s when you associate Js as being mostly a red, black and white affair. You knew there was no way Michael Jordan was ever going to wear them on the court, which was crazy to think of at the time, but that also made them special, like they were made for other players to wear. That was the case when the shoe got a retro in 2012 and guys like Nate Robinson, Monta Ellis and Russell Westbrook all wore the dark blue kicks to compliment their attire.

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Yes, they’re that good. They better be considering they come with a $300 price tag and a box that we’ll just say isn’t so environmentally conscious. This premium version of the Air Jordan 12 actually succeeds where other 12s have failed miserably in making the nubuck actually work with the shoe’s design. The monochromatic charcoal look turns the shoe into something more than just a basketball sneaker but something of a work of art. The closest analogue I could make for this is when the Nike used a marble finish on the Nike Kobe 2 Prelude and transformed the entire look of the shoe into a piece that could be displayed in a museum.

Air Jordan 12 Playoffs

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Disclaimer: These are my all-time favorite pair of Air Jordans. If ever there was a shoe that optimized how much of a badass Michael Jordan was during his prime, it was the Playoff 12s. Some of his greatest and most iconic moments took place in the Playoff 12, including the first triple double in an NBA All-Star Game and a game-winner in Game 1 of the 1997 NBA Finals. You know it as the most famous instance of Jordan’s fist pump victory celebration.

Air Jordan 12 Flu Game

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No, the 2009 version with emojis don’t count. I’m talking about the textured leather black and red version that came out in 1997 and again in 2003 and hopefully will be back this year (to keep up to date with that, follow our Air Jordan 12 Flu Game launch page for more information). Worn by Michael Jordan in maybe his finest moment – a Game 5 that could have shifted the momentum of the series to Utah while battling “food poisoning” – the shoe would become a part of the legend as MJ rose to the occasion and put together an amazing effort that would eventually lead the Bulls to their fifth championship.

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